Daily Calendar for Tuesday, August 16, 2022


  • Gabriel Lippmann (physicist) –
  • Menachem Begin (Prime Minister of Israel) –
  • Lesley Ann Warren (actress) –
  • Madonna (singer) –
  • Angela Bassett (actress) –
  • Timothy Hutton (actor) –
  • Steve Carell (actor) –
  • Vanessa Carlton (singer) –
  • Evanna Lynch (actress; plays Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter films) –


  • Robert Wilhelm Bunsen (chemist) –
  • Babe Ruth (baseball player) –
  • Margaret Mitchell (author) –
  • Elvis Presley (American entertainer ) –
  • Phil Leeds (actor) –
  • Emma Didlake (oldest known U.S. veteran at the time of death; she was 110) –
  • Aretha Franklin (singer, known as the Queen of Soul) –


  • The Battle of Camden fought in South Carolina–
  • Siamese twins arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, to start U.S. tour–
  • U.S. President John Tyler vetoed a bill calling for the re-establishment of the Second Bank of the United States–
  • U.S. President James Buchanan and Queen Victoria exchanged greetings by telegraph to celebrate the laying of the transatlantic cable–
  • Trade between Union and Confederate states prohibited–
  • Gold is discovered in Rabbit Creek in the Yukon Territory, Canada, starting the Klondike Gold Rush–
  • U.S./Canadian Migratory Bird Treaty signed–
  • In a pool at Manhattan Beach, New York, Ethelda Bleibtrey swam against Fanny Durack of Australia, winning the race and a place on the United States Olympic team for the 1920 Summer Games in Antwerp, Belgium. She and her teammates were the first American women to swim in the Olympics.–
  • First Delaware Memorial bridge opened–
  • Volume 1, Issue 1 of Sports Illustrated published–
  • From 102,800 feet, Joe Kittinger free-fell 4 minutes, 36 seconds over New Mexico–
  • 5-pound 15-ounce Arctic grayling caught in Katseyedie River, Northwest Territories–
  • Northern hogsucker weighed in at one pound fifteen ounces, making Minnesota state fishing record–
  • Element 110 named β€œdarmstadtium” –
  • The Texas Rangers turned a rare 5-4 triple play against the Los Angeles Angels, at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. It was major league baseball’s first triple play without retiring the batter since June 3, 1912.–


  • Rain delayed the start of the Battle of Bennington–
  • A hurricane struck along the northeast coast–
  • 106 degrees F in Nashville, Tennessee–

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